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Stormwater concerns addressed at Rotary Club

March 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Rain and what to do with it, was a special topic at a recent Rotary Club topic at a meeting. John Gotz was the guest speaker and works with the local Soil and Water Conservation District.

Managing stormwater is critical information this year.

Soon all the snow in the area will begin to melt, and excessive amounts of water will have no place to go.

Gotz states that residents will have a storm water management plan for when the snow melts.

“The environmental impact of unmanaged stormwater can lead to erosion, pollution and flooding,” Gotz says.

Pollutants (chemicals) from everyday activities, such as washing cars, to mowing lawns — will ultimately find its way to the ditches, streams, rivers, and lakes.

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